German Christmas smokers are incense burners that make your entire home smell like Christmas! These adorable figures come in the shapes of people, animals, and even little buildings. When you place an incense cone inside, light it, the smoke comes out and makes it look like the figure is smoking or breathing fire, or maybe it looks like a smoking chimney.
Around Christmas, many households in Germany start to display German Christmas Smokers. But what are they are and how did they become a typical Christmas Decoration. For thousands of years, incense has been treasured. This precious commodity was traded and sold for vast sums of money. As precious as gold, it was even brought to the infant Jesus as a gift from the Three Wise Men. Incense has been historically used to cleanse evil spirits, and to make the world a better smelling place.
In the early 1800s, carvers in the Erzgebirge began carving Räuchermännchen or Smokers to burn incense during the holiday season. They were meant to symbolize the gifts brought on the Epiphany Jan. 6, as well as clear out the spirits of the previous year. Traditionally the Smoker was in in the form of a man with a pipe. The smoker is hollow inside, but has a small metal tray or ledge for the incense cone. A hole at the top, usually at the mouth, will allow smoke out. It looks like the little wooden figure is smoking!
German Christmas Smokers
Today there are hundreds of different styles of German Christmas smokers! And they are super collectible! You will find everything from Santas to Dragons (the dragon with smoke coming out the nostrils is really cool!) There is a smoker for almost every profession. And if you aren’t crazy about seeing a figure “smoking”, why not get a smoker house or “bakery”… where the smoke comes out the chimney?
Smokers around Town
Which Smoker Speaks to You?
KWO Toy Vendor German Christmas Incense Smoker Handcrafted in Erzgebirge GermanyKWO Sitting Lumberjack German Christmas Incense Smoker Handcrafted in GermanyKWO Beekeeper German Incense Smoker SMK215X71KWO Farmer Smoking Man Figurine, Multi-Colour, 21 cm, Pack of 2KWO Good Luck Chimney Sweep German Smoker SMK210X24KWO Mrs Teacher German SmokerKWO Smoker – Wine Grower – Edge Stool – 15 cm / 5.9 inchKWO Incense smoker Master for BarbecueGerman Incense Smoker Wanderer – 15cm / 6 inch – KWOGerman Incense Smoker Gardener – 18 cm / 7 inch – KWOGerman Incense Smoker Dog lover – 16cm / 6 inch – KWORichard Glässer German Incense Smoker Ornament Salesman – 7 inch – 18 cm – Authentic German Erzgebirge SmokersKWO Gingerbread Vendor German Christmas Incense Smoker Handcrafted in Germany
German Smoking Santa
KWO Little Fellow Santa Claus Mini German Wood Christmas Incense Smoker GermanyKWO Santa on Sled German Christmas Incense Smoker Handcrafted in Germany NewKWO Red Santa German Christmas Incense Smoker Handcrafted in Erzgebirge GermanyKWO Skiing Santa Claus German Christmas Incense Smoker Handcrafted in GermanyAlexander Taron Importer 35-660 Christian Ulbricht Incense Burner – Santa – 4.5KWO Sitting Santa with Toys German Christmas Incense Smoker Erzgebirge GermanyKWO German Incense Smoker Santa Claus – 25 cm / 10 inch – Authentic German Erzgebirge Smokers
German Smokers GNOMES!
Gnome SmokerGerman Incense Smoker Gnome Forest Ghost – 32cm / 13 inch – Christian Ulbricht
German Smoker Houses or Buildings
These are sweet and homey…
Log Cabin Dog German Smoker
German Smoker DRAGONS!<
Smoker dragon ‘Black dragon heart’ – 11cm / 4.3inch
German Christmas Smoker Incense
Be sure to get the right size… regular for regular sized smokers, and mini for the small ones.
Knox Cinnamon Scent German Incense Cones Made in Germany for Christmas Smokers